8:30-10:15 PLENARY SESSION ONE
Welcome and Opening Remarks– Kelley Parker, Senior Program Specialist, Jana’s Campaign, Inc. and Paul Kyle, Dean of Students, Johnson County Community College.
“Why Are We Here: Preventing and Responding to Gender-Violence”– Curt Brungardt, Ph.D., Voss Professor of Leadership Studies, Fort Hays State University and President of the Board of Directors, Jana’s Campaign, Inc.
“Finding Our Strengths: Building Collaboration for Compliance with the VAWA Amendments to Clery” – Abigail Boyer, Assistant Executive Director of Programs, Outreach and Communications, Clery Center for Security On Campus.
In the midst of navigating changes in policy and practice — most recently as a result of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to Clery — colleges and universities often unintentionally “reinvent the wheel.” Many feel they have to look outside their institution for answers, overlooking the knowledge and expertise that exists within their own campus team. During this session, participants will assess institutional strengths related to recent amendments to the Clery Act, identify practical ways to identify the right team members for compliance and explore self-assessment as a tool for building campus collaboration and knowledge.
10:20-11:20 BREAKOUT SESSION ONE
“If You Build It, They Will Come: Law Enforcement, Campuses and Communities Collaborating to Improve the Response to Students Impacted by Gender and Sexual Violence” – Kim Vansell, Director, National Center for Campus Public Safety and Amy Kiger, Director, Violence/Substance Abuse Prevention Center, University of Central Missouri.
Participants will look at the response process from the eyes of a person in crisis. What can we do to improve the process? How can we make this intimidating process more understandable and user-friendly for those in need? Participants will learn ideas for collaborating with campus and local law enforcement and community service providers to coordinate and evaluate a coordinated community response to gender and sexual violence.
“Title IX Campus Obligations: Policies and Protocols” -Maria North-Morgan, Supervisory Attorney, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Kansas City and Carol Hagan, Attorney, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.
This session will discuss the standards applicable to the Office of Civil Rights administrative enforcement in cases of sexual violence. The discussion will examine a school’s duties and obligations under Title IX, as well as review how the Office of Civil Rights evaluates the efficacy of campus sexual violence policies, programs, and responses.
11:30-1:10 PLENARY SESSION TWO
Working Lunch/Speaker- “Round Table Discussions: Identifying and Sharing Best Practices from the Heartland” – Claudia Bayliff, J.D., Project Attorney for the National Judicial Education Program, Legal Momentum.
This working lunch session will focus on discussing and sharing ‘best practices’ among attendees. The facilitator will discuss the national trends on preventing and responding to gender-based violence on college campuses and create a framework for further collaboration and discussion. First in small groups and then in a large group setting, participants will be asked to share their challenges and successes on their respective campuses.
1:15-2:15 BREAKOUT SESSION TWO
“Working with Community Partners to Prevent Sexual & Domestic Violence on Campus”– Melanie Austin, Director of Education, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) and Susan Carman, Outreach Program Director, SAFEHOME, Inc..
In this session, participants will learn the best practices for working with sexual and domestic violence organizations in your communities to prevent violence on campus. This includes tools and strategies you can use to engage community partners, as well as ideas on how to incorporate collaboration activities from an established community partnership into your campus efforts.
“The Intersection of the Clery Act (VAWA/SaVE) and Title IX: An Overview of a Framework for Compliance by the Department of Education” – Maria North-Morgan, Supervisory Attorney, U.S., Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education and Carol Hagan, Attorney, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education and Kathy Feith, Institutional Review Specialist, Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education.
Presenters, representing both the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and Federal Student Aid, will discuss the intersection between Title IX and the new amendments to the Clery Act (VAWA/SaVE). This presentation will focus on the Department of Education’s process of reviewing requirements and determining the level of institutional compliance.
2:30-3:30 BREAKOUT SESSION THREE
“Choosing an Online Gender Violence Prevention Program”- Annette Lynch Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Violence Prevention, University of Northern Iowa and Leslie Williams, Ph.D., Dean of Students, University of Northern Iowa.
This session will describe a process for choosing an online gender violence prevention program that fits your campus. Session presenters served on a campus committee that reviewed available online education options, created a rubric for evaluation of program content and formed an accountability system to ensure newly enrolled students completed the program prior to the start of fall semester. This presentation will also include a brief review of available programs and evaluation data.
“Campus Climate Survey: Taking a Deeper Look at your Campus Landscape”- Jeni Hart, Ph.D., Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri
This session will explore best practices related to developing and administering campus climate studies. These studies are a crucial part of understanding the context of gender-based violence on college campuses. During the session, research about campus climate studies will be introduced and recommendations will be shared to assist participants as they seek to assess the climate on their own campuses.
3:40-4:40 PLENARY SESSION THREE
“Understanding Consent”– Anne Munch, J.D., Prosecutor and Gender-Based Violence Subject Matter Expert, Anne Munch Consulting Inc..
“Consent” is a concept easily understood in nearly every context. A consistent exception to this rule is consent within the context of sexual assault. Burdened with culturally created double standards and misconceptions many people struggle to understand the true meaning of consent. This enlightening session will challenge and explore the true meaning of consent and will be beneficial in your work to develop appropriate sexual assault policies.
4:40-4:50 CLOSING COMMENTS